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Athens News Agency: News in English, 08-04-10

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From: The Athens News Agency at <>


  • [01] Report on mass media
  • [02] Protection of coasts
  • [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Report on mass media

    The majority of Greeks believe that the leading issues concerning the responsibility of the mass media are the reliability of news (86.1 percent) and the production of quality programmes (85.2 percent).

    Also attracting their attention are labour conditions and respect for labour rights (81.7 percent), according to a report prepared by the Communication Institute in cooperation with the Pantios University that was presented during the open Forum 2008 "Mass media: Ethics, profit and power" which was organised by the Federation of Greek Industries (SEB).

    Next in line are issues concerning the protection of the environment and the use of materials that are friendly to the environment (80.2 percent), the coverage of social and environmental responsibility issues (78.9 percent), participation in environmental programmes (75.9 percent), the shaping of environmental culture (73.1 percent) and, on the other hand, controlling and exercising criticism for authority (publication of cases of abuse of power (79.1 percent) and exercising criticism for those having power and strength (77.2 percent).

    Caption:ANA- MPA file photo of National Broadcaster (ERT) building.

    [02] Protection of coasts

    An event on the theme "Protection of coasts", within the framework of the programme BEACHMED-e: Strategic management of beach protection for sustainable development of Mediterranean coastal zones", will be held in Xanthi, northern Greece, on Thursday.

    It concerns the work of the European Union Initiative INTERREG IIIC - Southern Zone.

    The work has to do with the study and improvement of technical and strategic management for the protection of coasts, within the framework of the sustainable growth of coastal zones in the Mediterranean.

    [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Thursday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The doping scandal in the Greek national weightlifting team and coach Christos Iakovou's deposition Wednesday before the public prosecutor, and political developments mainly dominated the front pages of Thursday's newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "One in two citizens dissatisfied with the mass media - Survey by Communications Institute".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Deadly dive by two sisters - Unprecedented double suicide attempt (within 24 hours of each other) in Iraklion, Crete".

    AVGHI: "Government postpones decisions on curbing doping to Easter week".

    AVRIANI: "The e-mail from China (in which a Chinese company apologised for sending the prohibited substances by mistake instead of vitamins and supplements ordered) is bogus - The Chinese will hold a press conference and shatter the Greek alibi".

    ELEFTHEROS: "Karamanlis called on his ministers to build bridges with the ruling party, speaking at the ND Political Council".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "They're putting the blame on each other - Civil war between Weighlifting Federation and Iakovou - They announced 11 doping cases from the past".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "The dope war - The government considers the 'adults' to blame".

    ESTIA: "Political blame over the anabolics - The government should have taken draconean measures".

    ETHNOS: "Parody with testing in the dark - Government in crisis panic over the doping scandal".

    KATHIMERINI: "The 'barons' of the ports strangling the market - The Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) workers' mobilisations declared illegal and abusive by court".

    LOGOS: "Investigation into doping scandal continues".

    NIKI: "No...substance on the doping case - We've been hearing the same things for years".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "KKE: New course to the people - Political rally today in Thessaloniki".

    TA NEA: "Iakovou insinuations, with many recipients".

    TO VIMA: "Hot summer ahead with changes and clashes - Karamanlis intimated new round of reforms".

    VRADYNI: "The 'China' syndrome - Revelations and ambiguous messages over the layrithine journey of the Chinese substances".

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